Definition of occulting light in English:

occulting light


  • A light in a lighthouse or buoy that is cut off briefly at regular intervals.

    ‘The Dioptric white occulting light of the four order was too powerful and caused confusion with the Woodman Point Leading Light.’
    • ‘In 1935 modifications in the same lighthouse were carried out and an occulting light equipment was installed in place of the fixed wick lamp.’


occulting light

/əˈkəltiNG līt/ /əˈkəltɪŋ laɪt/